Controversy Surrounds Denial of Passport to Opposition MP in Zimbabwe
HARARE , The Zimbabwean opposition Member of Parliament, Joana Mamombe, was recently denied a passport to travel to Kenya for a training conference, causing outrage among opposition leaders and citizens. MasimbaNews broke the news of the denial, and it quickly gained traction on social media, with many people expressing their displeasure at the situation.
Award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was among the first to criticize the move. He questioned why ruling party Members of Parliament accused of looting public funds were allowed to travel on bail while an opposition MP was denied her passport for a legitimate trip.
In a statement, Citizens Coalition For Change (CCC) spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere expressed regret at the news, calling the move tragic and a form of persecution. Mahere also demanded that the government stops its selective application of the law.
Citizens Champion, a concerned citizen, also weighed in on the issue. They pointed out that ruling party Member of Parliament Wadyajena, who is accused of stealing millions of do
Wadyajena, was allowed to travel abroad despite being on bail, while Mamombe was denied her passport just because she belongs to the opposition.
This situation has brought attention to Zimbabwe’s judiciary, which is often accused of being biased in favor of the ruling party. Many citizens and opposition leaders are calling for the government to address this issue and stop its selective application of the law.
The denial of Mamombe’s passport has sparked widespread condemnation, with many Zimbabweans calling for justice and fairness. The government has yet to respond to the backlash.
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